Purpose: Returns the date and time from the back-end GT.M or Caché server in their native language's so-called "$h" format. This format returns the date as the number of days since 1st January 1841, and the time as the number of seconds since midnight.
Server: *2 Server: $[length of date value] Server: Date Value Server: $[length of time value] Server: Time Value
Client: MDATE Server: *2 Server: $5 Server: 61778 Server: $5 Server: 54942
For those familiar with the native language of GT.M and Caché systems, the earlier examples above are the equivalent of: